Health and Nutrition of Prudhoe Bay, AK Residents

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Forty three percent of Prudhoe Bay residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 43.4%
  • North Slope Borough 47.2%
  • Alaska 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.9
  • North Slope Borough 17.5
  • State 19.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Prudhoe Bay 3.4
  • North Slope Borough 3.6
  • State 3.9

Meals from fast food or pizza place (#/week)

  • Here 2.4
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Prudhoe Bay 1.7
  • North Slope Borough 2.2
  • Alaska 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.5
  • North Slope Borough 3.8
  • State 3.6

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average Prudhoe Bay resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty four percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Prudhoe Bay residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average four days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • Alaska 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • North Slope Borough 20.5%
  • Alaska 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 18.1%
  • North Slope Borough 19.3%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 47.3%
  • County 44.3%
  • State 48.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Prudhoe Bay 3.8
  • North Slope Borough 2.7
  • Alaska 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Prudhoe Bay 3.7
  • County 3.2
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.2
  • County 23.9
  • State 24.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average height of Prudhoe Bay residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 189 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31. Forty one percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Forty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Prudhoe Bay 67.4
  • North Slope Borough 66.5
  • Alaska 67.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Prudhoe Bay 189.2
  • North Slope Borough 176.2
  • Alaska 180.9

Average BMI

  • Prudhoe Bay 31.5
  • County 29.0
  • Alaska 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 41.1%
  • County 38.1%
  • State 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 53.7%
  • North Slope Borough 50.4%
  • Alaska 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 49.4%
  • County 35.9%
  • Alaska 37.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Fifty nine percent of Prudhoe Bay residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Twenty three percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 59.1%
  • North Slope Borough 65.3%
  • State 64.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • North Slope Borough 29.4%
  • State 25.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 29.9%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.5%
  • Alaska 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 14.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty eight percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • North Slope Borough 10.2%
  • State 8.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • North Slope Borough 44.5%
  • State 45.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 1.6%
  • County 1.8%
  • Alaska 2.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Prudhoe Bay residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Prudhoe Bay 0.8
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.0

Eleven percent of Prudhoe Bay residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Fifty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty seven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • North Slope Borough 10.6%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ that ever had wisdom teeth removed (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • County 57.2%
  • State 65.4%

People 40+ that ever had a loss of consciousness because of a head injury (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • County 13.4%
  • Alaska 17.0%

People 40+ that ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • North Slope Borough 17.2%
  • State 22.3%

People 40+ that ever had two or more sinus infections (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 40.2%
  • North Slope Borough 37.7%
  • Alaska 42.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventy percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.9%
  • North Slope Borough 69.5%
  • Alaska 73.6%

Twelve percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Sixteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty two percent of people in Prudhoe Bay frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 16.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 15.9%
  • North Slope Borough 18.7%
  • Alaska 21.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 22.2%
  • County 32.7%
  • State 38.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Forty four percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 44.1%
  • County 29.5%
  • Alaska 38.8%

Thirty nine percent of Prudhoe Bay residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Forty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Fifty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Sixty three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Forty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty eight percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eighteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Six percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 40.1%
  • North Slope Borough 34.5%
  • State 27.3%

People who have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 53.7%
  • County 46.6%
  • Alaska 43.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • North Slope Borough 58.5%
  • Alaska 53.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 35.5%
  • North Slope Borough 36.9%
  • State 27.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 39.7%
  • North Slope Borough 25.6%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 26.0%
  • Alaska 20.5%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 17.8%
  • County 25.3%
  • State 14.6%

People having thoughts they would be better off dead (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 5.8%
  • North Slope Borough 6.5%
  • State 4.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Prudhoe Bay residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Prudhoe Bay 1.1
  • County 1.4
  • Alaska 1.7

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eighty two percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 7.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 82.3%
  • North Slope Borough 81.3%
  • Alaska 82.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • North Slope Borough 11.7%
  • State 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.7
  • County 4.2
  • Alaska 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 7.0
  • North Slope Borough 7.2
  • State 6.1

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.2
  • County 26.0
  • Alaska 24.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ninety eight percent of Prudhoe Bay residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Sixty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Prudhoe Bay have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Hundred percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Prudhoe Bay were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.8 men on average. They have had 0.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Prudhoe Bay were 15 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on one men in their lifetime. The average person in Prudhoe Bay has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Prudhoe Bay 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

People 18+ that ever had sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) (%)

  • Here 98.0%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

Males 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a woman (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 95.9%
  • County 95.6%
  • Alaska 94.5%

Males 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a woman (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 91.9%
  • County 82.8%
  • Alaska 86.9%

Males 18+ that ever had anal sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 46.0%
  • State 48.0%

Males 18+ that ever had any sex with a man (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • North Slope Borough 4.7%
  • Alaska 6.1%

Females 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a man (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 100.0%
  • North Slope Borough 96.7%
  • State 97.1%

Females 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a man (%)

  • Here 60.4%
  • County 86.6%
  • State 88.3%

Females 18+ that ever had anal sex with a man (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 50.0%
  • North Slope Borough 35.6%
  • Alaska 39.4%

Females 18+ that ever had any kind of sex with a woman (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 10.4%
  • North Slope Borough 17.9%
  • State 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Prudhoe Bay 17.4
  • North Slope Borough 16.5
  • State 16.9

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 21.0
  • County 30.9
  • Alaska 26.3

Average number of female vaginal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 19.5
  • North Slope Borough 24.6
  • State 21.6

Average age people first performed oral sex on a woman (18+)

  • Prudhoe Bay 20.0
  • County 20.9
  • State 21.3

Average number of woman performed oral sex on in lifetime (18+)

  • Here 4.3
  • County 5.9
  • Alaska 5.7

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 0.8
  • County 0.5
  • State 1.8

Average number of male anal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.3
  • Alaska 1.0

Average age people first performed oral sex on a man (18+)

  • Prudhoe Bay 15.0
  • County 18.5
  • State 18.8

Average number of male oral sex partners in lifetime (18+)

  • Prudhoe Bay 1.4
  • County 1.7
  • Alaska 3.7

Average number of times people have vaginal or anal sex a year

  • Here 58.1
  • North Slope Borough 71.2
  • Alaska 64.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 46.2%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 55.7%

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Prudhoe Bay 10.6
  • County 9.4
  • Alaska 9.8

Average number of male vaginal sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 10.5
  • North Slope Borough 8.3
  • State 9.0

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.5
  • Alaska 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 82.0%
  • County 74.2%
  • State 81.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ten percent of households in Prudhoe Bay use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Nine percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 10.0%
  • Alaska 9.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 9.1%
  • North Slope Borough 6.4%
  • Alaska 4.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Prudhoe Bay residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty one percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • North Slope Borough 6.6
  • Alaska 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • County 29.3%
  • Alaska 30.9%

Fifty five percent of Prudhoe Bay residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 55.0%
  • North Slope Borough 56.1%
  • Alaska 51.0%

Nineteen percent of Prudhoe Bay residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty seven percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty six percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • North Slope Borough 21.0%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 37.1%
  • County 36.2%
  • State 40.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 40.3%
  • North Slope Borough 37.0%
  • State 32.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 28.8%
  • North Slope Borough 23.3%
  • Alaska 24.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 46.1%
  • North Slope Borough 44.9%
  • State 48.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Prudhoe Bay 6.7
  • North Slope Borough 5.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • North Slope Borough 2.5
  • State 2.5

Average hours a day using computer

  • Prudhoe Bay 1.7
  • North Slope Borough 1.4
  • State 1.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of Prudhoe Bay residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Seven percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Eight percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Eight percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. One percent have congestive heart failure. Seven percent have coronary heart disease. Seven percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 9.3%
  • Alaska 9.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 6.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • Alaska 2.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 8.4%
  • North Slope Borough 2.4%
  • Alaska 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 33.7%
  • North Slope Borough 34.2%
  • Alaska 33.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 8.4%
  • North Slope Borough 8.4%
  • State 8.6%

People having trouble seeing even with glass/contacts (%)

  • Here 30.0%
  • North Slope Borough 25.9%
  • State 18.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 19.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • Alaska 20.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 0.8%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 6.8%
  • County 3.1%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 6.6%
  • North Slope Borough 2.6%
  • Alaska 2.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • Alaska 1.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • North Slope Borough 5.8%
  • State 6.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.0%
  • Alaska 2.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventy three percent of births in Prudhoe Bay were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Prudhoe Bay have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty six percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 73.4%
  • North Slope Borough 70.2%
  • State 62.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 26.6%
  • North Slope Borough 29.8%
  • Alaska 37.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 100.0%
  • North Slope Borough 99.7%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 53.4%
  • North Slope Borough 54.9%
  • State 56.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 47.5%
  • County 59.0%
  • Alaska 62.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 13.2%
  • North Slope Borough 10.7%
  • Alaska 16.6%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 76.4%
  • County 64.7%
  • Alaska 77.2%

Women that have ever used Depo-Provera or injectables (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • North Slope Borough 22.3%
  • Alaska 19.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • North Slope Borough 8.4%
  • State 14.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Prudhoe Bay report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 48 percent of Prudhoe Bay residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Prudhoe Bay are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.0%
  • County 53.4%
  • Alaska 57.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 4.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alaska 5.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 47.9%
  • North Slope Borough 37.3%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 9.1%
  • County 6.7%
  • Alaska 8.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People in Prudhoe Bay spend $350 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 50 percent of their income. The average family in Prudhoe Bay spends $74 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $104 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Prudhoe Bay $350
  • County $378
  • Alaska $369

Income spent on food at supermarket/grocery store (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 49.8%
  • North Slope Borough 22.6%
  • State 22.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Prudhoe Bay $74
  • North Slope Borough $97
  • Alaska $84

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 4.7%
  • County 5.0%
  • Alaska 4.6%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $104
  • County $121
  • State $152

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 7.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Prudhoe Bay report their general condition of hearing on average at 86 percent. Ninety one percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty five percent of Prudhoe Bay population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Twenty five percent of people in Prudhoe Bay had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 85.6%
  • North Slope Borough 81.0%
  • Alaska 80.9%

People that can hear a whisper from across a quiet room (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 91.4%
  • North Slope Borough 82.5%
  • Alaska 81.0%

People that can hear normal voice from across a quiet room (%)

  • Here 98.4%
  • County 95.5%
  • Alaska 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 24.8%
  • North Slope Borough 22.7%
  • State 19.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 48.1%
  • County 48.8%
  • State 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 25.3%
  • North Slope Borough 15.0%
  • Alaska 16.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twelve percent of Prudhoe Bay residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • North Slope Borough 25.3%
  • State 22.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty three percent of Prudhoe Bay residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 15.0%

People limited in amount of work they can do (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • North Slope Borough 21.1%
  • Alaska 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Prudhoe Bay 9.0%
  • North Slope Borough 5.8%
  • Alaska 6.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 8.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • North Slope Borough 3.7%
  • Alaska 4.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

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